Carlsbad Art in the Village is Back for 2021

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Carlsbad Art in the Village Returns in 2021


Great news for art lovers - the popular Annual Art in the Village Fair is back for 2021, the 23rd year.


art fair exhibitBecause of the pandemic Art in the Village was rescheduled from June to August in 2020, then canceled, unfortunately. But Art in the Village has returned and will take place on Sunday June 27th.


If you want a preview, take a look at the Virtual Art in the Village online gallery that was set up last year after the cancelation of the live art fair. Many of the featured artists will be attending the 2021 Art in the Village event.


Art in the Village is sponsored by the Carlsbad Village Association, and there will be many returning artists as well as some new one – applications are still being taken until May 7 if you are interested in participating.


Art in the Village takes place along State Street and Grand Avenue in downtown Carlsbad Village. The art fair runs from 9 am until 5 pm and is FREE.


Carlsbad is well known for its 1-day art fairs, although last year was an exception when they were all canceled. Whether or not you are an art lover, strolling the Carlsbad Village streets to appreciate live art and music on a summer Sunday is a fun thing to do, even if you just are browsing!!


There will be works of art from over 100 local and regional artists, as well as interactive demonstrations, performance art and live music. All the artwork is handcrafted and unique and you can talk with the artists, too, about their work and inspiration.


I attended the last one in 2019 (that's me in the new Art Beach Chair that was unveiled at Art in the Village), and I expect this year will be similar with an impressive diversity of works of art – hand-painted clothing, fine art, classical and contemporary sculpture, pottery and ceramics, jewelry, paintings (watercolors, oils, acrylics, and mixed media), wood working, metal, glass, hand-made furniture, and more.


Of course be sure to bring cash or credit cards so you can have some fun buying!


We can expect great weather for enjoying the art fair, being outdoors and perhaps being at the beach.


Carlsbad Village art fairs are always crowded, so I would anticipate some parking challenges - our parking is free - and consider your travel time accordingly.


If you prefer public transportation or are coming from a distance, the Coaster station (commuter rail) is nearby in the heart of the Village off State Street.


If you actually tire of exploring Art in the Village, there are plentiful retailers in the downtown area to visit, and dining options galore. And why not take some time to enjoy our beautiful Carlsbad beaches just 2 blocks away?


Carlsbad Art in the Village

Sunday June 27, 2021

At Grand Avenue and State Street

Carlsbad Village ~ Carlsbad

Comments (17)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Jeff - here's wishing you and Carlsbad a successful Art in the Village in June.  Maybe you'll get another chance to sit in that big chair.  

Apr 29, 2021 06:28 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Jeff.

I remember you in that chair, if I were a betting man, which I am, I would say you will be going there and providing us with more photos of the event this year.

Apr 30, 2021 04:25 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It sounds like a really fun day and you look good in that cool looking chair.

Apr 30, 2021 04:36 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love seeing that events are actually going to happen again!  This definitely sounds like it would be a nice event to attend.

Apr 30, 2021 04:57 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Jeff... always loved that picture of you in that chair! I'm still hopefull that maybe one day I'll actually get to see this art event in person.

Apr 30, 2021 05:08 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Happy to hear that things are returning to a live format.  I like that beach chair, and the photo of you sitting in it. A

Apr 30, 2021 05:33 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Jeff! It seems I just can't ever read one of your posts, without remembering the scent of the ocean there

Apr 30, 2021 07:25 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Jeff,  good to see that things are opening up in your area also.  Hope people are still trying to stay safe.


Apr 30, 2021 08:46 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Michael - thanks!


That chair is next to the fountain in the heart of downtown and gets a lot of activity. I'm due another sit!



Apr 30, 2021 09:37 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I hope to be there, James.


It's a fun event and I'm a bit of an art lover...and the chair beckons.


Have a great weekend!



Apr 30, 2021 09:38 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks, Raymond. It was a fun event with lots of great art work, and sitting in that new chair was a treat! As you can imagine it makes for great photo opportunities.



Apr 30, 2021 10:08 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff you look right at home in that chair.  All you needed was flowers in your hair.  ☺️

Apr 30, 2021 03:52 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Jeff- I am so happy that art festivals are happening again in your area and all over the country. By the should buy that chair you're're a perfect fit. 

Apr 30, 2021 08:07 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Jeff Dowler, CRS 
I agree with Michael Jacobs - hope you continue to enjoy that chair! Reminds me of  Lily Tomlin in the interview with Jane Pauley as she sat in her Laugh-In Chair. Not nearly as beautifully painted of course! Lynn

Apr 30, 2021 10:01 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Jeff Dowler, CRS - I love, love, love Art exhibits and shows too! Maybe this year you'll get a chance to BUY that chair. You and that chair go together like paint and canvas. 

Every chance I get, I go to Art Fairs. I look around my house and see what I bought and have fond memories of places I went, the people I talked to, and why it means so much to me.

May 01, 2021 09:07 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I want to go to art shows wherever they are and this is no exception whatsoever. ;

May 02, 2021 09:54 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Yahhhh! Live events are wonderful and sorely missed. This looks like a good one! 

May 16, 2021 05:25 PM